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Certification Name Pre Requisites Minimum Age Max Depth More Info Certifying Dive Shops
PADI, Advanced Open Water Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 15
Designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. 12 is the minimum age for the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
1020 dive shops View All
PADI, Adventure Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 15

10 is the minimum age for PADI Junior Adventure Diver. The Specialty courses included are Wreck Diver and Deep Diver. You'll need basic scuba gear, and, depending on which three adventure dives you choose, underwater photography equipment
539 dive shops View All
PADI, Altitude Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10
Diving at 300 to 3000m above sea level. You’ll learn: Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards; Recreational Dive PlannerTM procedures for diving at altitude; Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude. You'll need basic scuba gear.
74 dive shops View All
PADI, Assistant Instructor Divemaster (or equal rating) + certified over 6 months + CPR & First Aid within past 24 months + medical statement signed by physician 18 60 dives with night, deep, & navigation experience, 100 dives needed before Exams

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
245 dive shops View All
PADI, Boat Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Basic scuba gear.
438 dive shops View All
PADI, Bubblemaker 8 2m (6ft)
2m (6ft)
Course for youngsters. Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included) Also available as a confined open water experience (2 metres/ 6 feet max. depth). All children use basic scuba gear.
411 dive shops View All
PADI, Cavern Diver Advanced Open Water Diver, equal rating 18
You'll need basic scuba gear, lights, lines and reels.
109 dive shops View All
PADI, Course Director have been Master Instructor for past 6 months + no Quality Assurance complaints in past 12 months + exclusive use of PADI education within past 12 months + IDC Staff Instructor + staffed 2 complete IDCs after being certified as IDC Staff Instructor + current EFR Instructor Trainer + experience working with a PADI dive shop or resort 18 250

After successful completion of the PADI CDTC you can teach the following PADI courses and programs: PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programs; PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses; PADI Status Updates; After certification as a PADI Specialty instructor Trainer, you can also teach PADI Specialty Instructor Courses.
32 dive shops View All
PADI, Deep Diver Adventure Diver, or equal rating 15 40 metres (130 feet)
You'll need basic scuba gear, dive computer, some accessories, and a dive light.
700 dive shops View All
PADI, Digital Underwater Photographer Open Water Diver or equal rating, snorkel with no certification 10

This is one out of two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.
518 dive shops View All
PADI, Discover Reabreather any diving certification 18 15
The Discover Rebreather program is your opportunity to try a recreational rebreather or a technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions.
36 dive shops View All
PADI, Discover Scuba Diving 10

Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
738 dive shops View All
PADI, Discover Snorkeling 10
207 dive shops View All
PADI, Discover Tec Diving Open Water Diver, equal rating 18 10

DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures. Plus, Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the Tec 40 course. You will need your basic scuba gear and you will try technical scuba diving equipment.
77 dive shops View All
PADI, Distinctive Specialties
PADI Instructors who have special scuba diving interests and expertise can write their own specialty diver courses.
76 dive shops View All
PADI, Divemaster Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equal rating) within past 24 months + medical statement signed by physician 18 40 dives to start and 60 to finish course

The first step towards making scuba a career. You'll use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
830 dive shops View All
PADI, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12
DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. You'll need basic scuba gear.
127 dive shops View All
PADI, Drift Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12

You'll need basic scuba gear, accessories, floats.
338 dive shops View All
PADI, Dry Suit Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10
As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months. You'll need cold water scuba diving equipment and a dry suit.
228 dive shops View All
PADI, EFR Instructor Adult and Child CPR + First-Aid within past 24 months 18

You may be able to earn college credit for the Emergency First Response Instructor Course.
161 dive shops View All
PADI, Emergency First Response (EFR) 10
Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbours and coworkers too. It is a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver. NO DIVING REQUIRED.
667 dive shops View All
PADI, Emergency Oxygen Provider

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training. You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice: Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment. Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver. Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.
255 dive shops View All
PADI, Enriched Air Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 12
Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox - The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, giving you more time underwater, and less time with decompression. You'll need basic scuba gear and a dive regulator.
677 dive shops View All
PADI, Equipment Specialist PADI Scuba Diver 10

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day.
247 dive shops View All
PADI, Fish Identification Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10
The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so you recognize the sea creatures you encounter. You'll need basic scuba gear and some accessories.
326 dive shops View All
PADI, Ice Diver Advanced Open Water Diver or equal rating 18

With the Ice Diver Course, you can explore the unique aquascape found only under ice. You'll need cold water scuba diving equipment and a dive knife.
38 dive shops View All
PADI, Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer 18
Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort. You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
161 dive shops View All
PADI, Master Instructor renewed IDC Staff Instructor + Open Water Scuba Instructor for 2+ yrs + current EFR Instructor + certified minimum 150 PADI Divers (50+ Adventure Diver or higher, 15+ Specialty Diver, 5+ Rescue Diver, 5+ Divemaster, 5+ Assistant Instructor, under 75 Discover Scuba Diving, under 50 staffing IDCs, under 25 non-diving specialties, under 10 Seal Team, 10+ EFR) + complete understanding of PADI education system + minimum 3 PADI Instructor Development Seminars + no Quality Assurance violations within past 6 months 18

PADI Master Instructors embody the true dive professional, having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI System of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers.
94 dive shops View All
PADI, Master Scuba Diver Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Advanced Open Water or equal rating + Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + minimum 5 PADI Specialty courses 12 50
The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education.
444 dive shops View All
PADI, Master Scuba Diver Trainer PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor + 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings + have certified minimum 25 PADI Divers 18

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as some scuba accessories.
139 dive shops View All
PADI, Multilevel Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12
In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. You'll need basic scuba gear and a dive computer (optional).
309 dive shops View All
PADI, National Geographic Diver Open Water Diver or equal rating 10

38 dive shops View All
PADI, Night Diver Open Water Diver, or equal rating 12
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Night Diver course! You'll need basic scuba gear and dive lights.
603 dive shops View All
PADI, Open Water Diver 10

PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws
1001 dive shops View All
PADI, Open Water Scuba Instructor Divemaster or Assistant Instructor + EFR Instructor + certified over 6 months + CPR & First Aid Training within past 24 months + medical statement signed by physician 18 60 dives with night, deep, & navigation experience, 100 dives needed before Exams
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.
160 dive shops View All
PADI, PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Advanced Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + PADI Reabreather Diver (or equal rating with Type-R rebreather) 18 30 metres(98 feet) 30
30 metres(98 feet)
Training to 40 metres/130 feet if you have a PADI Deep Diver certification.
38 dive shops View All
PADI, PADI Rebreather Diver Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Enriched Air Diver (or equal rating) 18 18m (60ft) 25
The PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits.
32 dive shops View All
PADI, PADI Scuba Diver 15 12 metres (40 feet)
12 metres (40 feet)
You need to be 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, resulting in a limited certification. It's a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course.
517 dive shops View All
PADI, PADI Sidemount Diver PADI Open Water Diver 15
Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course.
148 dive shops View All
PADI, Peak Performance Bouyancy Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10

You achieve neutral buoyancy and effortless hovering and gliding underwater with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Basic Scuba gear required.
567 dive shops View All
PADI, Project Aware
Through classroom discussions, you learn: How Project AWARE unites scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. About environmental issues in the ocean commons and coastal zones. About fisheries challenges and sustainability problems. What’s happening to coral reefs and reef inhabitants. Your role in protecting aquatic environments.
148 dive shops View All
PADI, Project Aware - Coral Reef Conservation

Through classroom discussions, you learn: How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef. Why coral reefs are so important. Why many coral reefs are in serious trouble. What you can do to prevent further decline. How Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.
118 dive shops View All
PADI, Public Safety Diver
You’ll be introduced to the special procedures, equipment, scene handling, communications and documentation requirements for a public safety diving operation. During four open water dives you’ll practice compass navigation, knot tying, arc search techniques, victim recovery, rope-pull communications and rescue techniques for a distressed public safety diver, plus plenty more.
16 dive shops View All
PADI, Reabreather Qualifier Program any PADI Rebreather rating 18

specific knowledge for Type R unit
21 dive shops View All
PADI, Rebreather Refresher 18
This program refreshes rebreather knowledge and skills and is recommended if you have not recently used a rebreather.
45 dive shops View All
PADI, Rescue Diver Adventure Diver (or equal rating) + CPR & First Aid trained within past 2 years 12

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.
910 dive shops View All
PADI, Scuba Review any scuba certification, corequisite, or be enrolled in a scuba certification course 10
You'll need basic scuba gear.
434 dive shops View All
PADI, Seal Team 8

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions.
207 dive shops View All
PADI, Search and Recovery Diver Advanced Open Water Diver, equal rating, Open Water Diver with PADI Underwater Navigator 12
You'll need basic scuba gear, underwater compass, lift bag.
428 dive shops View All
PADI, Semiclosed Rebreather Diver Advanced Open Water Diver with Enriched Air Diver, equal ratings 15

Through the Semiclosed Rebreather Specialty course you learn the special procedures for semiclosed rebreather scuba diving. You'll need basic scuba gear and semiclosed rebreather.
23 dive shops View All
PADI, Skin Diving Must be comfortable in the water. 8
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel , fins , buoyancy control device (BCD), exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.
204 dive shops View All
PADI, Specialty Instructor Renewed Assistant Instructor/Instructor within 12 months or completed IDC Staff or Open Water Scuba Instructor within past 12 months 18

129 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 100 CCR Diver Tec 60 CCR Diver (or equal rating) 18 100 metres/328 feet 175 dives (50+ dives/100+ hrs with Type-T CCR with offboard bailout system + 25 multistop decompression deeper than 40 metres with trimix/helioc diluent)
This refresher program covers the level of skills required to make Tec 100 CCR dives. Divers may also refresh skills appropriate for the Tec 40 and 60 CCR Diver courses as well, if required.
10 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 40 Advanced Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Enriched Air Diver (or equal rating) + Deep Diver (or equal rating) + medical form signed by your physician 18 40 metres/130 feet. 30 (10+ made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet)
40 metres/130 feet.
Your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses. You'll use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.
109 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 40 Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Advanced Open Water Diver + Enriched Air Diver + Deep Diver or equal experience + Rescue Diver 18 40 metres/130 feet 50 ( at least 30 dives logged with specific experience requirements)
Tec 40 CCR Diver is the first level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs.
8 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 45 Advanced Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + Enriched Air Diver (or equal rating) + Deep Diver (or equal rating) + Tec 40 (or equal rating) + medical statement signed by your physician 18 45 metres/145 feet 50 dives (12 with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres and 6 dives deeper than 30 metres)
45 metres/145 feet
You use basic tec diving equipment
102 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 50 Advanced Open Water Diver (or equal rating) + Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + Enriched Air Diver (or equal rating) + Deep Diver (or equal rating) + Tec 45 (or equal rating) + medical statement signed by your physician 18 50 metres/165 feet 100 dives (20 enriched air + 25 deeper than 18 metres + 20 dives than 30 metres)
The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving. You'll use technical scuba diving equipment. You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Tec 50 Course.
99 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec 60 CCR Diver Tec 40, or equal rating 18 60 metres/200 feet 150 dives (25+ dives/50+ hrs with Type-T CCR with offboard bailout system + 10 deeper than 30 metres)
60 metres/200 feet
Tec 60 CCR Diver is an intermediate technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diver program where you'll learn to use life support equipment in completing dives outside the recreational and air diluent envelope.
10 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec CCR Qualifier Any CCR rating 18
Allows you to learn a specific CCR unit - but you don’t need to retake the entire course if you’re already qualified as a Tec 40 CCR, Tec 60 CCR or Tec 100 CCR Diver.
8 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec CCR Refresher Any CCR rating 18

Refreshes your technical CCR knowledge and skills and is recommended if you have not recently used a CCR.
11 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Deep Instructor Open Water Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)+ Enriched Air Diver Instructor + Deep Diver Instructor 18 100 dives (20+ enriched air nitrox, 25 deeper than 18 metres, 15+ deeper than 30 metres)
You'll use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, and some accessories
37 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Gas Blender Enriched Air Diver, or equal rating 18

The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately Technical scuba diving training certified consumers.
68 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Gas Blender Instructor Must have gas blender rating 18
You use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, some accessories and most likely a dive light.
32 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Instructor Open Water Instructor + Enriched Air Diver Instructor + Deep Diver Instructor 18 100 dives (20+ enriched air nitrox, 25 deeper than 18 metres, 15+ deeper than 30 metres)

Tec 40 is not required. If you are not certified as a Tec 40 Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization), then the Tec 40 Instructor training course must include the entire Tec 40 Diver course. You'll use technical scuba gear, which typically uses two to four or five regulators, a dive computer, and some accessories.
36 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Sidemount Advanced Open Water Diver, or equal rating 18 30
Certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver is recommended
74 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Sidemount Instructor Tec Sidemount 18

41 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Trimix 65 PADI Rescue Diver (or equal ratings AND having prrof of CPR and first aid training with the previous 2 years) + Tec 50 (or equal rating) + medical form signed by your physician 18 65 metres/210 feet 100
This course is for Tec 50 divers (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).
53 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Trimix Diver Rescue Diver (or equal rating) + Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or equal rating) + medical form signed by your physician 18 90 metres/300feet 150
90 metres/300feet
The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet. You may be able to earn college credit for the Tec Trimix Diver Course.
61 dive shops View All
PADI, Tec Trimix Instructor Master Scuba Diver Trainer + Tec Deep Instructor + Tec Trimix Diver, or equal rating 18 200 dives (20+ technical decompression with 1+ stage/deco cylinder, 10+ deeper than 40 metres with trimix)
Tec Deep Instructors provide the most comprehensive technical instruction available. If you are both a Tec Deep Instructor and Tec Trimix Diver, then the Tec Trimix Instructor trainer course is for you.
34 dive shops View All
PADI, Underwater Naturalist Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10

You'll learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. You'll need basic scuba gear and some accessories.
387 dive shops View All
PADI, Underwater Navigator Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10
You'll need basic scuba gear and some accessories. You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Underwater Navigator Course.
493 dive shops View All
PADI, Underwater Videographer Open Water Diver, or equal rating 10

You'll need basic scuba gear.
254 dive shops View All
PADI, Wreck Diver Adventure Diver, or equal rating 15
You'll need basic scuba gear, accessories, and a dive computer. You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.
570 dive shops View All

Your diving journey always starts with your diver certification. Diving is an immensely fun activity but needs to be done correctly as it can be very dangerous when done irresponsibly. Finding the right training for the diving activity that you intend to partake can be a challenging task.


There are a number of Diver certification bodies with hundreds of different courses offered; these courses are interrelated through a system of prerequisites and requirements such as age, experience and other factors. Through manual research we have compiled a unified database of all certifications & qualifications offered by the major bodies with notes, prerequisites and age requirements for each one.


The database below should provide some insight to the path that a diver can take in attaining the perfect mix of training necessary for the conditions and activities that he/she desires to partake in.

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Please note, we are in no way affiliated with any of the Scuba Bodies listed below. We have manually compiled a database of the certificates listed below. Please visit the website of the Scuba Body for further information.

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